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Minister Zahawi visits Urenco UK

26 February 2020

Urenco welcomed the Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, to its UK enrichment facility, located in Capenhurst, to discuss sustainable energy generation and future nuclear technologies.

The visit, on 13 February, included a tour of one of Capenhurst’s three enrichment plants and was part of a day of engagements for the Minister across the region.

Boris Schucht, Urenco’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We were delighted to host Minister Zahawi. We discussed Urenco’s plans for future investment, including support for advanced nuclear technologies, and the pivotal role we play in the Northern Powerhouse and realising a Net Zero carbon economy.

The Minister confirmed the continuing importance of cost-competitive nuclear power to the UK energy mix, stating the contribution it could make to a sustainable future clean energy system. He also voiced the strategic importance of Urenco and the key role critical infrastructure such as ours has in driving UK exports from the North West of England.”

Pictured, from left to right: Lynton Simmonds, Managing Director Urenco UK; Chris White, Director Goverment Affairs, Urenco; Steve Threlfall; General Manager U-Battery; Laurent Odeh, Chief Commercial Officer, Urenco; Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry; Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer, Urenco

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with its head office based close to London, UK. With plants in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA, it operates in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which enables the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world.

Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for power generation within a framework of high environmental, social and corporate responsibility standards.

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